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    Hi Armchair Generals!
    I've heard of this forum for years, and its legendary status, and I am excited to join.
    My main interests are WWII, to be specific Eastern Front. But I read and watch everything, western front, pacific war, I have read anywhere from 150-200 books about tanks, artillery, small arms, fighters.
    My grandpa was in the end stages of WWII, helping to drive the Germans out of Ukraine, my homeland.
    I have great respect for all nations, or had respect for all nations, but I don't think I should go into those details.
    I've seen with my own eyes, and touched: T-34, T-34/76, T-34/85, KV-1, T-28, JS-1, Gvozdika SPG, T-64's of various models, T-72's. I've shot original Izmash Ak-47's, Ak-74's, RPK, also M4, M1919, the Ma-Deuce, and others.

    And now I must end with a Woot Woot!

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    Welcome aboard.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by 1stDYK View Post
      Hi Armchair Generals!
      I've heard of this forum for years, and its legendary status, and I am excited to join.
      My main interests are WWII, to be specific Eastern Front. But I read and watch everything, western front, pacific war, I have read anywhere from 150-200 books about tanks, artillery, small arms, fighters.
      My grandpa was in the end stages of WWII, helping to drive the Germans out of Ukraine, my homeland.
      I have great respect for all nations, or had respect for all nations, but I don't think I should go into those details.
      I've seen with my own eyes, and touched: T-34, T-34/76, T-34/85, KV-1, T-28, JS-1, Gvozdika SPG, T-64's of various models, T-72's. I've shot original Izmash Ak-47's, Ak-74's, RPK, also M4, M1919, the Ma-Deuce, and others.

      And now I must end with a Woot Woot!
      Welcome!

      (My Avatar pic was taken in Ukraine)

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      • #4
        Welcome! Your point of view will be an interesting addition. We have several Russian fan-boys, but not so many Ukrainians.
        Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Freebird View Post

          Welcome!

          (My Avatar pic was taken in Ukraine)
          By any chance is it near the Great Patriotic war museum in Kyiv? I took many photos there

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 1stDYK View Post

            By any chance is it near the Great Patriotic war museum in Kyiv? I took many photos there
            Sadly, no, although i have been to that museum! And the Aero museum too.
            Somewhere I have a picture on top of the rainbow T-34.
            Are you from Kiev?

            The picture was taken of SU-152 & SU 100 at "Diorama" museum, near Balaclava, in 2008.
            Yes, Crimea is defacto no longer part of Ukraine, but it was when I took the picture.

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            • #7
              Welcome aboard!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Freebird View Post

                Sadly, no, although i have been to that museum! And the Aero museum too.
                Somewhere I have a picture on top of the rainbow T-34.
                Are you from Kiev?

                The picture was taken of SU-152 & SU 100 at "Diorama" museum, near Balaclava, in 2008.
                Yes, Crimea is defacto no longer part of Ukraine, but it was when I took the picture.
                Yes sir, I lived in Kiev, but I was born in Vinnitska Oblast, also lived in Zaporizhye. I've seen the rainbow t-34 many times

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 1stDYK View Post

                  Yes sir, I lived in Kiev, but I was born in Vinnitska Oblast, also lived in Zaporizhye. I've seen the rainbow t-34 many times
                  I've only driven through Vinnitsa, but I have been to Zaporizhe. (Хо́ртица)
                  Sadly, the museum was closed when I was there.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Freebird View Post

                    I've only driven through Vinnitsa, but I have been to Zaporizhe. (Хо́ртица)
                    Sadly, the museum was closed when I was there.
                    Dude! we're practically family. Come over for some beers.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 1stDYK View Post
                      Hi Armchair Generals!
                      I've heard of this forum for years, and its legendary status, and I am excited to join.
                      My main interests are WWII, to be specific Eastern Front. But I read and watch everything, western front, pacific war, I have read anywhere from 150-200 books about tanks, artillery, small arms, fighters.
                      My grandpa was in the end stages of WWII, helping to drive the Germans out of Ukraine, my homeland.
                      I have great respect for all nations, or had respect for all nations, but I don't think I should go into those details.
                      I've seen with my own eyes, and touched: T-34, T-34/76, T-34/85, KV-1, T-28, JS-1, Gvozdika SPG, T-64's of various models, T-72's. I've shot original Izmash Ak-47's, Ak-74's, RPK, also M4, M1919, the Ma-Deuce, and others.

                      And now I must end with a Woot Woot!
                      welcome
                      I have a great interest in soviet era weapons , maybe you could be of help

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                      • #12
                        Welcome to the Armchair General forum, 1stDYK.
                        "I have never known a combat soldier who did not show a residue of war." --Sergeant Ed Stewart, 84th Division, US Army, WWII

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